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Average rating: 4.2 out of 5
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Milkish a professional user from New York City,USA writes:
Hey!!! Stop trashing the little bugger. If you want to hear what an SP-202 and a couple of synths doin' the nasty sound like, listen to these two tracks:

Until I get that Emu, this is my one and only sampler.

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Dec-29-1999 at 10:57
gamn a hobbyist user from san jose, ca, u.s.a. writes:
This sampler is pretty good compared to other samplers its price. If you are an emcee, dj, or just someone who likes to create pretty bumpable beats, I recommend this piece of equipment. Although the effects can't play while too many voices are on, it's possible to go around those limitations. Too many people are dissing it because it's not "pro," but the fact of the matter is, it's not really trying to be for professional use. And if you do get this sampler, it's great help if you happen to have a four-track. And those people who are having trouble with it, your probably just lacking some rhythm.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Dec-22-1999 at 00:22
DJ Monacle a hobbyist user from United Kingdom writes:
I place myself as a hobbyist but hopefully I will soon be getting pro DJ gigs (if my agent comes up with the goods!!).

This little box ain't all bad...

Sure - it's not a patch on Roland's other sampler the SP808, which rocks (and I can't afford yet!!!) but for grabbing breakbeats from my DJ decks and using them to extend my mixes it's great.

It also fairs fairly well in the production set up - by linking an MC303 or 505 to it via MIDI and playing samples with the sounds found there. It's also quite smart to send one of those aforementioned grooveboxes through the 202s (albeit limited) filters.

If you are looking for a studio set up save your pennies, but for a DJ and for small scale production it does the job. Me? I bought mine as a stop gap till I can afford that Roland SP808...

Keep it REAL!


Rating: 2 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Dec-21-1999 at 03:45
Jake a hobbyist user from US writes:
Picked one up second hand for $150 @ a week ago. Great little unit.

Been said before but if you expect this thing to work as either a conventional sampler or a phrase sampler you can build tracks on....well, you'll be sorely dissapointed. If on the other hand you are covered from that perspective (own both a high end module sampler and phrase sampler) and need something to add vocal lines and breakbeats to a Dj set up...this is the one to get. Tiny, great effects (realtime control ocer delay on coice samples is really nice for such a cheap unit)...sound isn;t all that bad at all really.

Don't take my word for it....just open up the sleeve on Fatboy SLims "You've come a long way" and you'll see one smack in the middle of his set up.. In all honesty, look at it as a sampling extension of your DJ mixer.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Monday-Nov-08-1999 at 23:19
Galaxion a hobbyist user from USA writes:
At one time i was pretty sure i was going to buy this machine. I came to this site and read the reviews and decided i would buy one off ebay. My opinion changed after i played with a brand new one in the store. I remembered how everyone complained about the noise but i decided i didnt care that much. Well i didnt realize how bad it actually was. This peice of shit has terrible sound quality and is not even worth your time. These things tend to sell so much since people love to buy lower-end equipment. I wouldnt pay more than 200 for one. If you care about quality at all then dont buy this machine. Buy the low-end Akai sampler. There's less demand for them and you can get them for a better deal.

Alot of people may say they love it but they probably have not had experience with anything better. If you can find one for under 200 then buy it. Try it out and then sell it to one of the idiots out there thats willing to pay 300 used for it.

Rating: 2 out of 5 posted Monday-Nov-08-1999 at 21:14
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